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the fema mumbo jumbo. i got a call from fema at 2 a.m. the president has been all over this and he deserves great credit. i was on the phone with him yesterday three times personally. he gave me his number at the white house. told me to call him. and he absolutely means it. the president has been outstanding in this. so the folks at fema, craig fugate and his folks have been excellent. >> the president deserves great credit. he's been outstanding. a republican praising a democrat. but the powerful fact is this wasn't about politics. this was genuine thanks to a president focused on taking care of americans. president obama has canceled all campaign events through tomorrow to focus on hurricane sandy. today he went to the red cross headquarters, and devastated families were standing by. >> obviously, this is something that is heartbreaking for the entire nation. we certainly feel profoundly for all the families whose lives have been up-ended. most important message i have for them is that america's ready. we are standing behind you and we are going to do everything we can to help you get bac
population? >> so the challenge for those cities, states, and fema is how to deal with getting whatever necessary help is needed for the elderly and the poor who are not as situated for such a crisis as unusual as this storm is turning out to be? >> right. all these disasters we've watched and they were elderly, disabled, and poor people by themselves. that's the population. much of the talk that has happened so far has dealt with strategy and tactics and risk communications. in the coming hours and days it's going to be about logistics, reverend, al. it's going to be about real people. thereby, the mayors need to encourage their people as soon as the storm passes through is for neighbors to check on neighbors because neighbors will keep more people alive than first responders. with all due respect, the mayors are going to have to keep the streets open so people can take care of one another because there are not enough first responders. the other thing is, get businesses open that have food and water and feed people. get restaurants opened. because people will need that because on the b
questions about whether he still wants to privatize fema and cut federal disaster relief. or a working president with a republican governor to get something done and fulfill a basic role of government. take care of people. that's the choice in this election. do we want a country that says, you're on your own when you're in trouble or that we're all in this together and we care for all of us collectively. joining me now is victoria de francesca soto and jonathan capeheart, an msnbc contributor. victoria, what we're seeing in new jersey today with the republican governor working hand in hand with the president, isn't this the way government is supposed to work? >> absolutely. you know, hurricane sandy has shown us that we need abled government that can work together with the states and this role of the federal government working hand in hand with state government flies in the face of what mitt romney and his party stands for, which is centralizing everything down to the state level but regrettably, hurricanes don't respect state borders and you're going to need across state government. s
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